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Franchise Comic Review: Pamelas Tale

Exploring the franchise is not just restricted to film. We cover all aspects related to the film series, so beginning today, we will be featuring different comics that have been produced based on Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees. Today's featured comic is Friday the 13th: Pamela's Tale.

Pamela's Tale is a two-issue comic book miniseries written by Marc Andreyko, illustrated by Shawn Moll and published by WildStorm. Both issues were released in 2007 and a one-shot comic was reprinted on October 15th, 2008 as apart of the Friday the 13th, Volume 2 trape paperback.

  • Issue #1: The sad, bloody saga of Jason Vorhees is well-chronicled, but one story element of his origin remains untold - that of his mother, Pamela Vorhees! As seen in the original instant classic film, Pamela was a woman unhinged by her son's death at Camp Crystal Lake but what of the woman before that tragic afternoon? And Jason's father Elias?
  • Issue #2: Pamela's bloody tale of horror continues on the drive toward Camp Crystal Lake. But as the story of her son Jason progresses, Pamela's young passenger begins to suspect that not all is right in the Vorhees family... does she have anything to fear from the kindly older woman?
Finding out about the backstory of the Voorhees family has always been something of a dream for fans. Ultimately, everyone wants to know the reasons why Jason was a recluse, where his father fit into the pantheon of Friday the 13th and how Pamela Voorhees was driven to madness and murder. The comics portray Pamela as a tragic character who only had one thing in life to love and that was her son Jason.

Her madness is born from her love and loss and most people who have children would definitely be able to relate to her situation. The illustration in this comic set is good and story moves along quite well, so if you are in a need to satisfy your prequel desires, check out Friday the 13th: Pamela's Tale and find out where it all began!
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